Parque Seminario, located in downtown Guayaquil (10 de Agosto Ave & Chile Ave), is an urban park like none other that I’ve experienced. In a city with very little in the way of sightseeing opportunities, this public park featuring a plethora of land iguanas tops most visitor’s “to-do” list.
ilcabamba, a quiet little pueblo three hours south of Cuenca, has a reputation for fostering old age in its residents. The valley in which the town is located is nicknamed “The Valley of Longevity” and studies have been done to try and determine the reasons behind the residents’ ability to live such long lives (100+ […]
veryone I talked to said the same thing — spend as little time in Guayaquil as possible. I took their advice into consideration, and did the opposite by purposefully spending a long weekend in Ecuador’s largest (and arguably, most dangerous) city. Despite Guyaquil’s size, it’s got very few hostels. I booked a hotel in the […]
first drove through Parque Nacional Cajas (or El Cajas National Park) on the bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca, however because it was in the early evening, I couldn’t see a thing. All I could tell, judging from the sharply colder air coming through my window, and the altimeter on my watch, was that we were […]
spent two weeks in Cuenca, but it could’ve just as easily been two months. The center of Ecuador’s third largest city, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, feels small and safe like a pueblo, yet offers a much wider variety of dining and nightlife options. Architecturally, it looks like Cartagena was transplanted into the mountains. […]